NOBLE (North Carolina BARD Local) is a North Carolina service similar to BARD through which users can download locally produced and/or locally distributed digital braille books, digital talking books and magazines. No application is necessary. Volumes will be added quarterly as they become available. Please note that all digital talking books available from NOBLE are produced in a format that can only be read on an NLS approved player. Just like BARD, downloaded audio files are zipped and need to be unzipped onto a flash drive to play.
- Digital Talking Books
- Digital Braille Books
- Podcasts - Listen and Learn about the Library
- Book Club Selections
- DTBM Firmware Update
The following locally produced Digital Talking Books are available:
Victims: a true story of the Civil Warby Phillip Shaw Paludan
Reading time approximately 6 hours 15 minutes.
- Download Victims, DBX00998
Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecueby John Shelton Reed and Dale Volberg Reed, with William McKinney.
Read by John Stein. Reading time approximately 11 hours.
- Download Holy Smoke, DBX01133
Mercy Meby Margaret A. Graham.
Read by Lisa Macy. Reading Time approximately 4 hours 40 minutes.
- Download Mercy Me, DBX01134
Silk Flags and Cold Steel: The Civil War in North Carolina, the Piedmontby William R. Trotter.
Read by John Stein. Reading Time approximately 14 hours 30 minutes.
- Download Silk Flags and Cold Steel, DBX01136
Bushwhackers: The Civil War in North Carolina, the mountainsby William R. Trotter.
Read by Drew Smith. Reading Time approximately 15 hours.
- Download Bushwhackers, DBX01160
Shell Game: a Professor Simon Shaw Mysteryby Sarah R. Shaber.
Read by Drew Smith. Reading Time approximately 6 hours 30 minutes.
- Download Shell Game, DBX01161
Good Heavens: Part of the Esmeralda Seriesby Margaret A. Graham.
Read by Lisa Macy. Reading Time approximately 7 hours.
- Download Good Heavens, DBX01162
Land Sakes: Part of the Esmeralda Seriesby Margaret A. Graham.
Read by Lisa Macy. Reading Time approximately 6 hours 45 minutes.
- Download Land Sakes, DBX01163
The Bug Funeral: a Professor Simon Shaw Mysteryby Sarah R. Shaber.
Read by Marti Miller. Reading Time approximately 6 hours 15 minutes.
- Download The Bug Funeral, DBX01164
Beyond the Darkness: A literary journalPresented by the students of The Governor Morehead School for the Blind, located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Includes student artwork, poetry, short stories, novel excerpts, and creative non-fiction.
edited by Linda West Wooten.
Read by Sherrie Zeblisky. Reading Time approximately 1 hour.
- Download Beyond the Darkness, DBX01183
Tar Heel Traveler: Journeys across North Carolinaby Scott Mason.
Read by Jeff Ashburn. Reading Time approximately 6 hours 35 minutes.
- Download Tar Heel Traveler, DBX01195
Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebookby Georgann Eubanks.
Read by Lisa Macy. Reading Time approximately 14 hours.
- Download Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont, DBX01196
Cataloocheeby Wayne Caldwell.
Read by Drew Smith. Reading Time approximately 12 hours 15 minutes.
- Download Cataloochee, DBX01197
Requiem by Fireby Wayne Caldwell.
Read by Daniel Wade. Reading Time approximately 11 hours 50 minutes.
- Download Requiem by Fire, DBX01217
Christmas Cakeby Lynne Hinton.
Read by Marti Miller. Reading Time approximately 6 hours 20 minutes.
- Download Christmas Cake, DBX01219
The Highland Scots of North Carolina, 1732-1776by Duane Gilbert Meyer.
Read by John Stein. Reading Time approximately 5 hours 5 minutes.
- Download The Highland Scots of North Carolina, DBX01220
Last Rose of Summerby Theresa Cocolin.
Read by Drew Smith. Reading Time approximately 8 hours 15 minutes.
- Download Last Rose of Summer, DBX01221
Bryson City Talesby Walt Larimore.
Read by Drew Smith. Reading Time approximately 11 hours 41 minutes.
- Download Bryson City Tales, DBX01222
Bryson City Seasonsby Walt Larimore.
Read by John Stein. Reading Time approximately 9 hours 35 minutes.
- Download Bryson City Seasons, DBX01224
Bryson City Secretsby Walt Larimore.
Read by Drew Smith. Reading Time approximately 9 hours 19 minutes.
- Download Bryson City Secrets, DBX01225
Nvr Nevr Never Quitby Bonnie Habel
Read by Drew Smith. Reading time approximately 3 hours 10 minutes.
- Download Nvr Nevr Never Quit, DBX01227
My Mother's Restaurantby Sylvia Perkins.
Read by Sylvia Perkins. Reading Time approximately 2 hours 5 minutes.
- Download My Mother's Restaurant, DBX01229
The following locally produced Digital Braille Books are available:
Haunted Wilmington...and the Cape Fear Coastby Brooks Newton Preik.
Length one volume.
- Download Haunted Wilmington, BRX02132
More than Petticoats: Remarkable North Carolina Womenby Scotti Kent
Length two volumes.
- Download More Than Petticoats, volume 1, BRX02133
- Download More Than Petticoats, volume 2, BRX02133
How To Go Blind and Not Lose Your Mind: Dealing with the Physical and Emotional Challenges of Sight Lossby Mike R. Harmer
Length one volume.
- Download How to Go Blind and Not Lose Your Mind, volume 1, BRX02205
Never Too Late: Carolina Cousins, Book 3by Michael Phillips
Length two volumes.
- Download Never Too Late, volume 1, BRX02571
- Download Never Too Late, volume 2, BRX02571
The following locally produced and/or distributed magazines are available:
- Carolina Country
- Diabetes Self Management
- Living Power
- North Carolina Historical Review
- Our State
- Tar Heel Talk
- Wildlife in North Carolina
Listen and Learn about the LibraryA program produced with Triangle Radio Reading Service and grant funded by the Friends of the Library
Listen to or Download Listen and Learn about the Library
Meeting Minutes for the Consumer and Advocacy Advisory Committee for the blind - June 13These are the recorded meeting minutes from the June 2013 meeting
Listen to or Download the meeting minutes
Bell Program Students Thoughts - 2013At the library, the students created their own recording of their thoughts about the BELL program.
Listen to or Download Bell Program Students Thoughts
Get the latest firmware for your digital talking book player from http://www.loc.gov/nls/DTBM/index.html